Show off your Kessil light tank - The Planted Tank Forum
 35Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
charlie 1's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ottawa,Canada
Posts: 722
Show off your Kessil light tank

I`m starting this thread for hobbyist that use or have used Kessil lights on their planted tanks
I`ll start
15 gallon Starfire tank with Kessil A 80 Tuna Sun, work in progress.


17 Gallon Tank with Kessil A160 Tuna Sun.


A forum user's post count is like watts/gallon. It doesn't tell you anything about the quality of what they're giving.
Do it then talk, nah do it nah talk

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
charlie 1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 08:10 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Jeff5614's Avatar
 
PTrader: (52/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: TN
Posts: 3,556
How about one from the top down.



GLA 120H with two A160we Tuna Suns. Each lamp is supposed to cover a 24 inch diameter area from a height of 24 inches. Mine are around 30 from the substrate and the coverage does overlap.

Last edited by Jeff5614; 02-24-2017 at 05:25 AM. Reason: ...
Jeff5614 is offline  
post #3 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 09:11 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 376
What's the spread angle/lens degree on those Kessils and is that a 24" long tank?
PEdwards is offline  
 
post #4 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 09:28 PM
Dwarf Fish Lover
 
huhu89151734's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bay Area,CA
Posts: 464
Show off your Kessil light tank



First trimming after a new scape.

器材党
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
huhu89151734 is offline  
post #5 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 03:14 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Jeff5614's Avatar
 
PTrader: (52/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: TN
Posts: 3,556
...

Last edited by Jeff5614; 02-24-2017 at 05:23 AM. Reason: ...
Jeff5614 is offline  
post #6 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 12:33 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 22
Walstad inspired 150 gallon with 4 kessil a160we . I just recovered from a massive algae outbreak. Part of was my fault from trimming too much and part of it was the male apisto deciding to make a cave under my largest anubias despite having 3 caves already set up for him and his lady friends.

So please excuse the scattered cabomba as I focused on increasing plant mass to help get rid of the algae.

Will be doing a re-scape soon.












Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
fracturedapple is offline  
post #7 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 06:50 PM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Kitchener Ontario Canada
Posts: 14
6 weeks old

Plants are growing...having a staghorn issue on the manzanita so trying to up the water changes
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	kessil4.jpg
Views:	458
Size:	93.7 KB
ID:	725114  

jmb1974 is offline  
post #8 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-24-2017, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
charlie 1's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ottawa,Canada
Posts: 722
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmb1974 View Post
Plants are growing...having a staghorn issue on the manzanita so trying to up the water changes
Another Canuk with Kessil ( sacrasm for the Kessil hater )
KWAS?

A forum user's post count is like watts/gallon. It doesn't tell you anything about the quality of what they're giving.
Do it then talk, nah do it nah talk

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
charlie 1 is offline  
post #9 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 01:58 AM
Planted Member
 
steveo's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: just outside of ann arbor michigan
Posts: 224
I am enjoying the posts showing tanks with Kessil lights. No need for negativity. I catch enough of that on the news.
steveo is offline  
post #10 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 10:25 AM
Moderator
 
Darkblade48's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Toronto/Singapore
Posts: 11,441
This thread has been cleaned up once. Please try to stay on topic, folks.

Anthony


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Eheim Pimp #362 - Eheim 2213 x2, Eheim 2028, Eheim 2217, Eheim surface skimmer and Eheim autofeeder.
Victor Pimp #33 - HPT272-125-350-4M
Darkblade48 is offline  
post #11 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 11:33 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
theDCpump's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 344
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkblade48 View Post
This thread has been cleaned up once. Please try to stay on topic, folks.
Does the light stink or it is only me? Jk

Below are photos of a Kessil A160WE on low power.
24x24x24" Cube.
I just wanted to have a simple clean look.
The plants available to grow will be up to the machine I bought, and I will accept it.

Some of the silver brackets and tubes holding other lights remind me of a nursing home or a hospital.
An icky feeling comes over my mind with the tubes that look like "walkers" strapped to LEDs hanging over glass tanks.

Sorry to offend anyone, but my mind won't listen to that "look".
Thank you for all the tips guys/gals.





theDCpump is offline  
post #12 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 07:25 PM
Dwarf Fish Lover
 
huhu89151734's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bay Area,CA
Posts: 464
Quote:
Originally Posted by theDCpump View Post

Below are photos of a Kessil A160WE on low power.
24x24x24" Cube.

Is that the Eheim Aqua Style?

器材党
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
huhu89151734 is offline  
post #13 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 08:41 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
theDCpump's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 344
Quote:
Originally Posted by huhu89151734 View Post
Is that the Eheim Aqua Style?
24x24x24 inch rimless cube with cornerflow section to a sump below.
60 gallons from Deep Blue (manufacturer).
huhu89151734 and huhu89151734 like this.
theDCpump is offline  
post #14 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-27-2017, 01:07 AM
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Kitchener Ontario Canada
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie 1 View Post
Another Canuk with Kessil ( sacrasm for the Kessil hater )
KWAS?
I was thinking of joining...my hubby is getting sick of hearing me talk to him about my plants lol
BettaBettas and BettaBettas like this.
jmb1974 is offline  
post #15 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-27-2017, 01:16 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,673
Thought I'd stick this in here with the kessil people.
What is the closest light equivalent to a kessil? commonly asked question, ik. But from what I have read I cannot find an answer.
BettaBettas is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome